IANA time zone database - release management

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Andy Henninger 2013-09-18 21:36:41 UTC http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-September/020282.html

In an ideal world, from my perspective, changes that affect the present or near future time would be kept separate from other changes, and have a fast-track release process. And perhaps substantial cleanup and historical data updates would be kept away from the busy times in March-April, and September-October

gunther vermeir 2013-09-19 11:02:39 UTC http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-September/020292.html

it would be good to have a public update that keep things more or less as they are until

  • there is a consensus about what to change exactly
  • there is time to test if more radical changes actually break things

Tim Parenti 2013-09-20 04:31:53 UTC http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-September/020304.html

Paul Eggert 2013-09-20 06:43:36 UTC http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-September/020305.html

opening up the development process in this way was probably a mistake. It's slowed development, and made it less fun. And let's not discount the cost of making things less fun in a volunteer project. The large quantity of repeated discussion of trivialities has driven one valuable contributor off the mailing list, a person who in the past contributed more useful changes to the data than anybody in this discussion other than ADO and myself. That's a net minus.